im 99% sure stephen amell is the one with the ‘olicity’ url.
“I think they’re in love with each other”
-Marc Guggenheim on Olicity
Anonymous said: I don't understand wasn't olicity supposed to be a SLOWBURN?!! I thought everyone agreed to that?! Why are you all so happy that it is canon?! Wouldn't that mean that it'll just be a drive through?
It is still going to be a slow burn, the only difference is now we know the direction they are headed. They are going to go on a date, and we are going to find out exactly how Oliver feels about Felicity, but that doesn’t mean they are going to be in a relationship and get married right away. We know that in season 3 they will have obstacles (Ray for one), and Oliver will probably pull away because he doesn’t think he can have a normal life. So season 3 is going to just continue the slow burn.
As for later seasons, there are plenty of ways to prolong a romance without introducing other love interests. The writers could take their time letting them get to know each other, we could see a second attempt at a first date, they could prolong their first kiss; there are so many milestones in their relationship that will give them tons of stuff to work with so that Olicity doesn’t get “dull”.
The care with which the writers have and are handling Olicity gives me confidence that this won’t be a “drive through”. They know what a jem they have on their hands, and they know it would be stupid to throw that away. On the other hand, they know that they need the slow burn to keep it fun and realistic.
So basically, Olicity can still be a slow burn even though we now know that it is canon and, by the looks of it, endgame. Thanks for the ask!!